Bar Mon Cher was once a home owned by the Bacas family for over 50 years, built in the late 1700’s in the Creole Townhouse style and transformed into the bar you see today by the Jinxes. We strive to offer that comfortable, welcoming feeling of being inside a home—our home. We serve all sorts of cocktails – both classics and seasonal creations, from our full bar, which you can enjoy while listening to traditional Jazz & Blues ...and even 80's Goth music, often after midnight.
817 Saint Louis Street was built in 1779 and changed hands several times before being purchased by Barthelemy Bautista Bacas in 1822, and remaining in his family for just over 50 years. Mr. Bacas was a Cabinetmaker by trade and made some of the original woodwork for the house. He and Adelaide Beaulieu (once a slave woman and later a free woman of color) raised their 10 children here-although, some perished very young. Often guests to 817 feel a presence of both a male figure and a female figure, perhaps this is still home to Barthelemy and his love Adelaide, even after death...
Many Iconic Creole Townhouses were built after the Great New Orleans Fire of 1788. With their thick walls, courtyards and cast-iron balconies they were constructed to replace more vulnerable wooden buildings. Common characteristics include roof dormers, 2-3 floors, 2 rooms deep inside, and side gables. This style of home was influenced by both French and Spanish architecture. Exteriors are made of either stucco or brick.
We became the proud owners of Mon Cher, formerly Rue St. Louis, in August of 2015. Johnny affectionately refers to the bar as our 'face tattoo'. It is our vision to create an environment that feels like being inside our home and you are all our invited guests. We hope to make you feel comfortable in our living room setting and to delight & entertain you with delicious cocktails, live music, and fun event nights. Please check out our event calendar to see what we have planned for you!